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Working Part-Time in Australia

Working Part-Time in Australia

Working Part-Time in Australia

Working part-time in Australia is a common thing for international student. There are a number of reasons for students doing a part-time job while studying in Australia. Other than to increase their allowance, students will also gain the experience, insight, and be an independent learner. All these advantages can be an added value to enter the professional world after graduation.


Working Part-Time


The new student visa issued by the immigration already has limited work condition. International students may work part-time 40 hours per two (2) weeks during academic sessions and full-time during the holidays. For postgraduate students, they have permission to work without a time limit.


Australia has different types of work and a lot of part-time opportunities, including:


  • Retail: supermarkets, department store, and clothing stores
  • Hospitality: cafes, bars, and restaurants
  • Tourism: Hotels and Motels
  • Agriculture: farmers and fruit-pickers
  • Sales and telemarketing
  • Administration or clerical
  • Tutor

If you have the appropriate qualifications and/or professional work experience, there is a possibility that you could be working in a field that is related to your qualification.


Figured 2. Internship as a student. Source: www.sasquatchbooks.com

Figured 2. Internship as a student. Source: www.sasquatchbooks.com

Internship


Internship is a temporary work placement either in a company or an educational institution. Internship can be a paid or unpaid work depends on the industry and the duration of the work, and this is a great opportunity to gain experience related to your program study.


There are several student and work visa that allows international students to get internship in Australia. Different requirements may apply for internship, including: the duration of the internship (day/week), and whether you get paid or unpaid internship. For more information, you can see on the official website of Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


Volunteer


There are many charitable organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs) in Australia that always in need of volunteers to help. Working as a volunteer can be a good way to expand your network and gain work experience directly and help the community. For more information, you can visit the official website of govolunteer.


Figured 2. Volunteering to help the community. Source: www.agendaleua.tk

Figured 2. Volunteering to help the community. Source: www.agendaleua.tk


There are many ways to find a job that suits your needs or related to your program study:


  • Through newspaper or online job sites
  • Some institutions provide job notice-boards on campus and online. Contact the institution’s international student support staff to find out what options your institution offers.
  • Register your details at a recruitment firm; many of them help people finding a temporary job.

(This article is an adaption of https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/live-in-australia/working) (NRK)

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